I: THE HISTORY OF THE ORPHAN
Orphan as Symbol
The particularities of each Orphan story may differ, but the heroism of every Orphan character is set in motion by a few essential characteristics. This distinct and consistent form can be identified according to a few basic attributes.
Negotiating Gender Identity
Autonomous and self sufficient
Acute sensitivity to their surroundings
Charming & resourceful
These attributes are the foundation for how the Orphan became a symbol of some of our most cherished cultural ideals.